Museums of the world.

18th May 2019

As we celebrate International Museum Day, we're reflecting on our TEK bucket list and all of the incredible museums we've been adding to it. There are few places more inspirational and educational than museums ~ we learn, we immerse ourselves and we embrace. Keep on reading and discover the near and far museums of the world that have made it to our list. 

Ruby City ~ Texas.

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photography ~ Dror Baldinger

One of the most recent and most anticipated additions to our TEK bucket list is the incredible Ruby City ~ envisioned by the late Linda Pace and designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with local firm Alamo Architects. The art centre will be home to the Linda Pace Foundation permanent collection and opens to the public in October 2019. Keep your eyes peeled for this one!

Lumen Museum ~ Italy.

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Lumen Museum of Mountain Photography has been on our list for a while now, I mean look at those views. Perched on a mountainside in the Italian Dolomites, Lumen is located 2,275 metres above sea level at the summit of Plan de Corones in the Kronplatz region of South Tyrol. What a perfect space to enjoy incredible photography. 

photography ~ Marco Zanta

Ragnarock ~ Denmark.


photography ~ Ossip van Duivenbode

This amazing tribute to the 'glamour' of rock and roll is by MVRDV and COBE. The museum is located in Rockslide home of Denmarks biggest music festival and invited music fans to immerse theirselves in the space amongst the city's old cement factories. Super cool.

Museum Susch ~ Swiss Alps.

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Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy have restored a 12th-century monastery situated amongst the route of the ancient pilgrimage from Rome to Santiago de Compostela. Inside Museum Susch are exhibitions in grotto-like underground spaces. Due to local Cantonal Historical Preservation Law, it was essential to preserve the structures in their original state and perform the main alterations internally ~ we think it makes the space even more beautiful.

photography ~ Ossip van Duivenbode

Museum of Troy ~ Turkey.


photography ~ Emre Dörter

This architectural dream is by Yalin Mimarlik ~ the winners of a competition to design an archaeological museum on the site of the ancient city of Troy in north-west Turkey. The recently completed museum it comprises 2,000 square metres of exhibition space, split over four floors, showcasing ancient artefacts. 

National Museum of Qatar ~ Doha.

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WOW. A series of colliding discs form the external shell and define the internal programme by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. National Museum of Qatar is based on a mineral formation called the 'desert rose' and is over a decade worth of development. The show-stopping space is designed to tell the story of the country's history and its ambitions for the future.

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photography ~ Iwan Baan

Pino Familiar ~ South Korea.

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This museum is a bit different to the others on the list for this one is dedicated to none other than the fictional character of ~ Pinocchio. The incredible building is by Moon Hoon and inside is made up of Pinocchio dolls, other characters from the tale, a shop, cafe and events auditorium.

Zhejiang Museum of Natural History ~ China


This beautiful red building is Zhejiang Museum of Natural History by David Chipperfield uses red ochre to match the clay earth of the hillside. The museum is the centrepiece of a new cultural district in the county of Anji and is set to open later in 2019, and we definitely cannot wait to see more. 

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photography ~  Simon Menges

Romsdal Folk Museum ~ Norway


photography ~  Erik Hattrem and Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

This unreal museum can be found in TEK's home ~ Norway. Romsdal Folk Museum is by Oslo studio Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and is a pine-clad cultural space with a spiky roofline designed to help break up the scale of the building. Architecturally impressive and culturally inspiring. The museum is one of the largest exhibits on the folk history and identity of the entire region as well as home to concerts, workshops and lectures on a day-to-day basis.

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Audian Art Museum ~ Canada

We are swooning over this art museum hidden away in the town of Whistler, one of British Columbia's most popular ski resorts ~ by Patkau Architects. Emerging from the surrounding forest is the building's angular geometry, which is clad in black metal panels. This museum definitely jumps to the very top of our TEK bucket list. 

photography ~   James Dow and Patkau Architects.